In 1992, Dan Hazelwood formed Targeted Creative Communications, Inc. (TC2) a Republican direct marketing company based in Alexandria, Virginia. TC2 has worked for campaigns in virtually every state. His past clients include Bush-Cheney ’00 and ’04, Dole-Kemp ’96, several US Senators and Governors, and over five dozen members of the House of Representatives among them former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
In 2004, Roll Call named Hazelwood one of 11 Republican “Consultants Who Matter.” Campaigns & Elections magazine named Hazelwood a “rising star” of the political consulting community in 1994 and a “Mover & Shaker” in 1996. Dan Hazelwood’s work has also received attention from Advertising Age, U.S. News and World Report.
Dan Hazelwood is a nationally recognized campaign professional in the areas of campaign strategy, message development, targeting, and persuasion mail. He has been a guest lecturer or panelist at USC’s Annenberg School of Communication, George Washington University’s Graduate School of Campaign Management, American University’s Campaign Management Institute in addition to numerous Republican party programs and campaign schools. He was awarded the “Silver Bee Award” for outstanding faculty by the Leadership Institute. He has also conducted campaign-training programs in Angola, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Romania, Republic of Georgia, Slovakia, South Africa and the Ukraine.
Dan Hazelwood’s experience in politics also includes working for the National Republican Congressional Committee, a number of political campaigns around the country, the California Senate Republican Caucus and the Speaker of the New Jersey State Assembly.
He attended the University of Redlands in California. He and his wife, Blaise, live in Alexandria, VA. He was formerly a part-time sea kayak guide and instructor.